Sonia Sanchez


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  • ''...I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American author and political activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).
  • ''... in order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. Love, sacrifice, and death.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).
  • ''The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the "Negro's" reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).
  • ''you you black man
    stretching scraping
    the mold from your body.
    here is my hand.
    i am not afraid
    of the night.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Poem at Thirty (l. 27-32). . . Black Poets, The. Dudley Randall, ed. (1971) Bantam Books.
  • ''no one touches
    me anymore.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Poem at Thirty (l. 22-23). . . Black Poets, The. Dudley Randall, ed. (1971) Bantam Books.
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